Meetings on Saturday and Sunday, July 16-17, 2011



Healthy House, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Sierra Presbyterian Church, M Street and Yosemite Avenue, for art, dance and music classes.

Merced-Atwater Women of Love prayer breakfast at 9 a.m. 281 E. Juniper Ave., Atwater. Info: (209) 394-4140, (209) 383-1752 or (209) 358-2757.

Merced Fish and Game Club Inc. trap and skeet range open to the public at 9 a.m. every Saturday and Sunday. The range is on the grounds of the Los Banos Sportsmen’s Club on Highway 165. Info: (209) 631-8778.

San Joaquin Valley Chapter of the National Association for Uniformed Services at 10 a.m. at the Atwater Memorial Bldg., 5th and Broadway. Info: (209)723-8274. New meeting place.

Central California Model Flyers at 11 a.m. 3240 S. Arboleda Drive. Info: (209) 388-9194.

PromiseLife every Saturday staff and youth at noon, 7081 N. Winton Way, for Community Outreach featuring Random Acts of Kindness. Volunteers encouraged. Info: (209) 358-6939.

Merced County Genealogical Society at 1 p.m. 2100 O St. Info: (209) 358-2461 or drechols45@com.cost.net.

Big Band Dancing at 3 p.m. Boot Jack Hall, Mariposa. $5 door fee, Info: (209) 742-7251.

Central Valley Mustang Riders meet at 5 p.m. at the Walgreen’s parking lot, corner of Olive Ave. and G St. Info: (209)233-5668.

Support groups

VFW Post No. 4327 will serve breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m. in the East Wing of the Veterans Memorial building. Tickets are $5 and some of the proceeds will go to Modesto Post No. 3199 to help rebuild the post that was destroyed by fire.

Men’s Anger/Stress Management Support Group at 10 a.m., 1575 W. Main St. Info: (209) 384-3988.

Domestic Violence (Women) at 10 a.m. 1575 W. Main St. Info: (209) 384-3988.

Alcoholics Anonymous at noon, 10:30 and 8 p.m., 2265 Dan Ward Road. Info: (209) 385-6004.

Widows and Widowers Support Group at 11:30 a.m. 851 W. 23rd St. Potluck lunch after meeting. Info: (209) 723-2500.

Spanish Speaking Domestic Violence Support Group, Mujeres Adelanta, at 1 p.m., 815 W. 18th St. Info: (209) 725-7900.

Narcotics Anonymous Sunrise Fellowship at 6 p.m., 305 W. 26th St. Info: (209) 723-3427.


Special events

The La Grange Rebekah Lodge No. 323 hosts a pancake breakfast from 7 to 11 a.m. at the La Grange IOOF Hall on Yosemite Avenue in La Grange. Biscuits are baked at 6 a.m., so come early. Info: (209) 853-2101 or miramontes1123@yahoo.com.

The Merced Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 4327 will serve breakfast, scrambled eggs, chorizio, pancakes, sausage and coffee and orange juice from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Cost is $5. Info: (209) 947-5766.

City of Merced Recreation and Parks Department ballroom dances to Big Band music at 2 to 5 p.m., 755 W. 15th St. $5 at the door. Info: (209) 723-0839 or (209) 722-9592.


Merced Somoto Sister Cities Scout Hut at Applegate Park at 2 p.m. Bring finger foods, beverages provided. Info: (209) 722-0401.

Support Groups

Grief Recovery Share Support Group at 4 p.m., 7264 W. Myrtle Ave., Winton. Info: (209) 358-6975.


Public Meetings

Merced Planning Commission 8:30 a.m. 2222 M St. Info: (209) 385-7654.

Merced City Council/Redevelopment Agency at 7 p.m. 678 W. 18th St. Info: (209) 385-6866.

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